|ALBUM NEWS: Vukovi to release debut album and kick off headline tour on 10 March|
|Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:51|
Scottish alt-rock outfit Vukovi will release their self-titled debut album via LAB Records on 10 March– the same day on which they kick off a headline tour at Glasgow’s King Tuts.
The album is preceded by a single, ‘La Di Da’. The accompanying video is not suitable for anyone who has a fear of snakes:
“I wanted the video for ‘La Di Da’ to be a representation of my subconscious”, frontwoman Janie Shilstone says. “Almost like watching what a satanic, schizophrenic nightmare would look like.”
“At first I was terrified when David, the owner, turned up with this see-through box. I totally froze when I saw her, though David assured me that she'd never bit or tried to strangle anyone before!
“Her name was Honey, a six foot boa constrictor, and after 20 mins of stroking her I finally plucked up the courage to hold her. I completely fell in love. She slithered down my left arm and rested her head on my hand, it was so therapeutic.
Partly inspired by the Joker and Harley Quinn relationship Janine was obsessed with as a comic book loving teen, “the song portrays an abusive relationship unbeknown to the victim”.
“There are a lot of emotions throughout the song. There’s vulnerability, and there’s resistance. It took time to come together, and it had to live on the back burner for a while. But one night I gave in to the niggling that kept demanding I go back to it. I remember the moment it came together; me and Hamish (Reilly, guitars) in my flat drinking pretentious cocktails, laptop, tiny amp, guitar…”
‘Vukovi’ is available for pre-order HERE.
Vukovi’s tour dates are as follows:
Tickets for all shows are available HERE.